We’re halfway through the week! Woop!
I felt like I was running around like a crazy lady yesterday – lots of trips to and from the gym for work, my 20-week prenatal appointment (everything went well and baby’s heartbeat sounded amazing – 146 bpm!), Girls On The Run, etc.
Ryan and I both made it home a little later than usual last night and since neither of us wanted to spend a ton of time on dinner, I scrounged around our pantry, fridge and freezer and came up with a random hodgepodge meal that somehow worked!
I made a ridiculously simple veggie bowl by combining the following:
- Black Beans
- Mixed Frozen Veggies
- Seeds of Change Whole Grains
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
I picked up the pre-cooked whole grains at Fresh Market a little while ago as a fast and easy alternative to brown rice and since the grains were already seasoned well, I didn’t really have to do much to amp up the flavor of our veggie bowls.
I simply microwaved the whole grains and frozen veggies and rinsed and drained the black beans, stirred everything together and topped the bowls with cheese before microwaving them for a little while longer.
To quote Ryan, “The cheese was the best part!”
But isn’t it always?
Today began with an awesomely challenging Pure Barre workout! I’ve been making it to the studio much more regularly this month since I’ve been feeling a lot better in the mornings and I’m loving it.
Today’s class was a booty kicker and the stretch after the workout felt great. Sometimes I wish Pure Barre incorporated Savasana at the end of class… But then again, I think every workout should end that way! I should probably take this strong desire for Savasana as a sign that I need to incorporate some more yoga into my life. (Yes, lying still on the mat at the end of a sweaty yoga workout is absolutely my favorite part of class… Especially when the teacher has a lovely message to share that really resonates with me.) I actually started researching prenatal yoga classes around me last week and hope to attend one soon!
Once I made it home, I broke into my second banana of the day (I ate the first on the way to Pure Barre) and used it to make one of my favorite breakfast bowls: Egg White Oatmeal!
I added almond butter and lots of cinnamon to the mix which made it taste fantastic! I served my bowl of oats with two clementines and a decaf caramel almond milk latte that I nabbed from Madalyn’s on my way home.
Now I have a few blog-related things to wrap up before I am taking the rest of the day off from work at the gym to hang out with my childhood best friend, Kristen!
Kristen and I have been friends since first grade when she volunteered to take me on a tour of our elementary school after I moved to Palatine, Illinois. The last time I saw her was during her wedding weekend over the summer! Kristen is in town for the day and I’m so happy we’ll have the opportunity to spend some quality time together!
Have a great Wednesday, my friends! I have a post scheduled to go up later this afternoon, so I’ll see ya then!